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MEMORIES (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

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Our Memories

 

Do you find it hard to remember people´s names? Are you the kind of person that needs to write _____ (1) appointments in your diary so that you do _____ (2) forget? Well, it´s about time you brushed up on some memorization techniques and followed a _____ (3) simple steps to make your life a whole lot easier.

Our brain needs training. If we do not exercise our brain, _____ (4) like with other parts of the body, it experiences atrophy and becomes rusty. There are a few things that we can incorporate into our routine to make sure that this doesn´t occur. The first thing to do _____ (5) sleep. We ought to get around 8 hours sleep, though; this does depend on our age. If we do not rest adequately, our memory is likely to fail. In fact, some experts refer to lack of sleep being the cause of the brain effectively eating _____ (6). The next thing is writing iinformation down, but this should not be done on an electronic device such as a mobile or laptop. It is important to take notes on paper in our _____ (7) words; this will help us to reinforce memory. The final thing is to say things out loud. It seems trivial, but it is essential to help trigger memories.

So, if you struggle to remember things, follow this advice and you will see that bit _____ (8) bit, everything becomes just that bit easier.

 

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